In FY2018, we integrated two new substantial programs: Cultural Sites and Archives. We are proud to have earned the support of mayor and city council to reinstitute the city’s archives, a long-coming endeavor that will ensure the preservation of historic municipal documents as well as special collections like the Burns Studio – which includes thousands of photos and artifacts. After three years of dedicated work, our new Cultural Sites program opened the James Castle House to great acclaim, and received the Erma Hayman House from the Capital City Development Corp as the next important site to be saved and shared with the community. Finally, we continue working in partnership with the Library Department to build a new cultural campus for the main library and Arts & History that will showcase local art and local history, house the city archives and a conservation lab, and include a separate events facility. Please watch for special engagement opportunities related to this and many other important civic projects in 2019.

Fiscal year 2018 Annual Report (PDF)
Fiscal year 2017 Annual Report (PDF)
Fiscal year 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report (PDF)
Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report (PDF)
Fiscal Years 2012 & 2013 Report (PDF)
Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report (PDF)
Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report (PDF)
Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report (PDF)

If you would like to receive a printed copy of the report, contact Jennifer Yribar at 208.608.7051.


Arts & History Department Ordinance (PDF)
Percent for Art Ordinance (PDF)


City of Boise Cultural Master Plan 2017 (PDF)
VRT Main Street Station Arts Plan 2015 (PDF)

Art, Artifacts, and Archives Plan 2015 (PDF)
Public Art Division Plan (PDF)
History Division Plan (PDF)
30th St. Cultural Arts Plan, 2013 (PDF)
Linen District Cultural Concept Plan 2010 (PDF)
Water Shed Arts Plan, 2009 (PDF)
Downtown Arts & Culture Plan 2007 (PDF)
Cultural District Plan 1998 (PDF)
Metro Arts Plan 1996 (PDF)


National Arts Index 1998-2009 (PDF)
Economic Impact Report 2007 (PDF)
Economic Impact Summary 2007 (PDF)
Economic Impact Report 2002 (PDF)


Arts & History Organizational Chart